Lacuna Joins Semtech to Increase LoRaWAN Coverage via Satellite

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Lacuna Joins Semtech to Increase LoRaWAN Coverage via Satellite

Semtech Corporation, a leading global supplier of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, today announced a joint initiative with Lacuna Space to further increase coverage and resilience of LoRaWAN connectivity. In areas of the world without cellular or Wi-Fi signals, satellites fill connectivity gaps – especially in hard-to-reach areas. Since it is affordable and simple to install, LoRaWAN is the unique standard that is capable of bridging terrestrial networks with worldwide satellite connectivity in order to offer low power ubiquitous connectivity and fills this gap. LoRaWAN Coverage via Satellite

We now have trials and demonstrations underway in many countries and regions that were previously thought to be inaccessible to IoT. Our collaboration with Semtech and the enablement of its LR-FHSS device accelerates IoT adoption for a safer, more resilient and resource-efficient world,

said Rob Spurrett, CEO at Lacuna Space.

With this collaboration, we expect to begin commercial services within the first half of 2022.

The collaboration is built on Long Range Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (LR-FHSS), the latest addition to the LoRaWAN standard. LR-FHSS is unique because it takes up less room on the network, which future-proofs capacity while maintaining low power consumption capabilities – which, in turn, enables affordable and simple satellite IoT platforms.

Author: Tim ColeCoverage via Satellite
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